10 Healthy Eating Guidelines and Dieting Tips

Healthy Eating Guidelines

Healthy Eating and Dieting Tips

Have you searched for healthy eating guidelines online?

Do you find that many of the “dieting tips” you find there are just not practical? I mean, who has the time to spend half of Sunday preparing carefully portioned meals for the rest of the week?

Maybe you’re one of those individuals that don’t find it financially feasible to buy prepackaged meals with just the right portions or cringe at the thought of weighing your food so you can calculate your caloric intake.

If you’re fed up with all those impractical dieting tips then take a look at these healthy eating guidelines you can use for healthy weight management.

1. Be Smart When Eating Out

Most restaurant portions are enormous, in the words of the fast good industry, super-sized. Since you were a kid you have been taught, if it’s on the plate, eat it.

That’s a problem. Try ordering from the kid’s menu if possible. Those portions are more reasonably sized, at least for adults.

2. Snack on Healthy Foods at Home and at Work

Instead of going for the chips or candy, keep a bowl of fruit on the kitchen table to munch on. You can also keep a container of celery or carrot sticks in the refrigerator to give your mouth something to do if you’re bored. At work you can keep a couple of pop-open cans of fruit salad in your desk to grab when those first hunger pains begin.

If a healthy snack is available and easy to eat you’ll probably eat it.

3. Eat Frozen Vegetables

Frozen vegetables are a lot better for you than canned veggies. That’s because canned veggies are low in nutrition and high in sodium. Find the biggest economy size bags possible that have zip closures. That’ll make it easy to pour out a single serving for every meal.

4. Steam Your Vegetables

When it comes to healthy eating guidelines none is better than steaming your vegetables. This is because steaming allows your food to retain nearly all of its natural nutrients. On top of that, steaming makes your veggies taste great. This means you’ll be more likely to eat them instead of filling up on fatty foods that pack on the pounds.

5. Eat Sitting Down

If you can help it, never eat standing up.

When you eat standing up you are most likely just shoveling food into your mouth without thinking. Eating supplies you with the fuel you need so treat it with respect.

Fix yourself a plate and sit down and take the time to eat it properly. In addition to allowing you to relax for a few minutes it will also allow you to chew your food more thoroughly.

6. Start Eating More Meals

Instead of eating three meals a day, eat five or six.

When you eat three meals a day your body tends to store whatever it doesn’t need right that moment. When you start eating smaller meals more often you keep your metabolism working throughout the day.

Start each day with a small breakfast then have a piece of fruit with crackers or toast at mid-morning. Eat a light lunch and then have a mid-afternoon snack. This way when dinner time rolls around you won’t be starving. Finally eat a dinner with smaller portion sizes.

You’re not eating more food; you’re breaking up the same amount of food into smaller meals.

7. Delete Soda from Your Menu

Soda is full of corn sugar and empty calories. It is the number one cause of obesity in the U.S. Soda has zero nutrients, just lots of sugar.

If you must drink something sweet try water with a little bit of fruit juice.

8. Drink More Water

According to the FDA recommends you need at least 8 full 8 ounce glasses of water a day to keep your body working right.

Drinking water does more than just make you feel full, it also helps your body digest foods properly and cleans out your system.

9. Exercise

Healthy weight management requires a combination of diet and exercise. If you want to look and feel great you need to exercise regularly.

This doesn’t mean you need to go to the gym. Go for a walk, play volleyball with friends or just spend half an hour doing something active.

10. Stay Away from Salty, Fatty Foods

Potato chips are one of the worst foods possible. That’s why all healthy eating guidelines tell you to stay away form them!

Chips and the like are fried in hydrogenated oil which contributes lots of fat and empty calories to your diet. Instead of chips, stick with healthy snacks like nuts or a handful of dried fruit or a cup of yogurt.

These choices give you a lot more nutritional benefit with a lot fewer calories.

Start Following these Healthy Eating Guidelines and Dieting Tips Today

These healthy eating guidelines are absolutely essential for healthy weight management. Best of all they are quick and you can easily put them to use today!

By following these dieting tips you’ll look and feel better. Soon you’ll be fitting into those skinny jeans and feeling years younger.

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©. He is also the author of “The Permanent Weight Loss Solution” as well as a number of articles on healthy weight management.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, Advanced Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art, and combines them into one powerful system that you can use to alter your thinking patterns that allow you to make quick and lasting shifts in your behavior and, as a result, adopt healthy weight management methods like these healthy eating guidelines and dieting tips.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to adopt healthy weight management methods such as the healthy dieting tips in this article to help them develop the lifestyle and, as a result, the body they want.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations in learning from failure using NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as using meditation techniques from Qigong to develop and adopt healthy eating and exercise habits.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques and making these healthy dieting tips permanent parts of your healthy lifestyle, then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan. In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.